The big Thanksgiving dinner is just a few weeks away and I’m already trying to decide which pair of stretchy pants are going to work best for that special day. What is the priority, looking nice and put together or comfort? Hmm, I keep going back and forth. As I was asking myself this question for about the 5th time, I thought, maybe the better question is what am I going to cook? Yes, I put my fashion and comfort in front of the more important item, the menu.
Well if you’re like me, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered. I am going to share with you the 7 must have recipes for a delicious and successful Thanksgiving Dinner. Your welcome. 🙂
Ah yes, we must start with the turkey. The turkey is like the national symbol for Thanksgiving dinner. You honeslty can’t trust anyone who substitutes the turkey with a ham or duck, but I would be okay with a TurTurkeyKey or a
. But for those of you who are a little bit more traditional, here is a Step by Step Guide to the Perfect Roast Turkey. Yum!
Next are the mashed potatoes and this side dish is a must have. Your table will not be complete without a bowl full of this yummy goodness. Some prefer to eat their mashed potatoes with gravy, but that would require another recipe, and this post is for 7 recipes, not 8 so if you make these Slow Cooker Butter Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes you won’t need the gravy.
Since this is a celebratory dinner, we might as well overload on our carbs and enjoy this Best Ever Stuffing. Isn’t the stuffing what helps us go into the food coma after we are done with round 3? Wait, do you call it dressing or stuffing? Either way, it is chunks of seasoned bread that are oh, so delicious.
Now that our carbs are out of the way it is time for vegetables… with marshmallows on top! That’s right, Sweet Potato Casserole. Nothing says healthy like vegetables, but nothing says delicious more than marshmallows. And let’s face it, no one eats Thanksgiving dinner to lose weight.
Since we have the not-so-healthy vegetable side dish that everyone loves, let’s have another not-so-healthy vegetable side dish that everyone hates! The Green Bean Casserole! In the green bean casserole’s defense, grandma likes it and that’s why we keep making it. Maybe if you make The Best Green Bean Casserole you will turn some heads, but grandma will be happy to take home the leftovers.
Finally, we come to the salad, I’m not quite sure how but the salad has snuck its way into every type of meal. Having soup? Have a salad. Don’t forget the salad with your sandwich. Even the taco has a salad to match. It’s lettuce people, and lettuce doesn’t have a flavor! I digress, This year skip the flavorless salad and shoot for the Best Ever Broccoli Salad, this way you combine your vegetable tray and salad into one. Plus it has bacon! No more needs to be said.
We’ve gorged ourselves, unbuttoned our pants or pulled our stretchy waistbands below our protruding bellies. The food coma is about to commence. Then you see the Easy Foolproof Pumpkin Pie on the kitchen counter. The pants are fastened and the waistband pulled up as you rush to your slice of pie. No matter how full you are, you will eat it, and you will like it.
Oh my gosh, I’m exhausted! And I didn’t even make anything, I just talked about what I was going to make! I think maybe it’s the Mother-in-Law’s turn to host Thanksgiving Dinner this year. I’ll bring the Green Bean Casserole.